Monday, May 23, 2005

WoW: Neither Here Nor There

I have a couple of interesting quests to workout somehow. Darzun has a quest to pick up some piece of armor or other from a craftsman in Stormwind (the Human capital) for delivery to a dwarf in Loch Modan (Dwarf territory). Escovar, on the other hand, is supposed to go transact some business in Ironforge (the Dwarf capital). The problem for me is that I have no idea how to get from either capital to the other. The route isn't mapped, and such major cities are not known Griffon destinations by default (Griffons being the equivalent of Delta or United in WoW).

The problem goes beyond mere quest fulfillment; there are things you can do in some towns that you can't do in others. Ironforge, for example, has an auction house, but Stormwind does not. This means that when Escovar has some loot or potion products that he'd like to sell at auction, he has to send it to Darzun through the mail system so Darzun can get it to the auction house for him. Tedious.

Gondul is arguably in a worse position. She's affiliated with the Horde (undead, orcs, trolls, and minotaurs), but the closest Horde city is the Undercity, which is on the wrong continent from the rest of the Horde. I've found a zepplin station that could get me to Orgrimmar on the other continent, but that doesn't completely solve the problem. She's an engineer by trade: she can make bombs, ammunition, and eventually firearms. Unfortunately, she doesn't know how to use a firearm, and the only instructor is in Tauren (minotaur) territory.

Excuse me, but isn't that just a wee bit ridiculous? There's only one person in the entire Horde capable of teaching Gondul how to shoot a gun? The mind boggles. There's not even a goblin (the Horde's gadgetry-heavy race) who will teach it. Why did Blizzard decide to make such a basic skill (some characters are proficient with guns from Level 1) so damned difficult to acquire.

I suppose I shall have to get energetic, take the blimp to Orgrimmar, and seek a guide to help me find the Tauren weapons master.

1 comment:

Lord Runolfr said...

The WoWWiki is my friend. I discovered it shortly after making my post earlier today. It has revealed to me how to get from Ironforge to Stormwind: the Gnome Subway runs between them. It has also revealed that getting to Thunder Bluffs from the Undercity shouldn't be too difficult.